Tanker tips, spills fuel after swerving to avoid deer in Salem County

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Tanker tips, spills fuel in Carney's Point
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Tanker tips, spills fuel in Carney's Point: as seen on Action News at Noon, May 13, 2019

CARNEY'S POINT, N.J. (WPVI) -- Hazmat crews rushed to the scene in South Jersey after a tanker truck overturned and began to spill its load Monday morning.

It happened here around 9:30 a.m. on the 400 block of Shell Road in Carney's Point in Salem County.

Officials said the tanker landed on its side after the driver swerved to avoid a deer.

The truck was carrying diesel fuel and developed a leak after it crashed.

Hazmat crews immediately went to work to stop that leak.

There were no reports of any injuries.